What Is The Scariest Thing?

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Shared October 24, 2019

Everyone is scared of something ... but what's the SCARIEST thing? Is it even possible to answer such a question? In this special I explore the dark recesses of the mind to learn how fears are born and whether there exists a grand, unifying terror.

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INDEX
0:00​ Intro
02:37​ Fear Conditioning
06:03​ Amygdala and Hippocampus
06:49​ Innate Aversions
07:39​ The Web of Fear
08:38​ Fear of Death
10:30​ Informational Learning/Storytelling
12:02​ Nomophobia
12:48​ Isolation
15:25​ Fear of the Dark
17:36​ Fear of Sounds
17:58​ Auditory Cortex, Thalamus, and Amygdalae
19:41​ Dissonance
22:00​ Law of Contagion
23:23​ Piloerection Reflex
24:49​ Distorted Forms
27:14​ Vicarious Learning/Social Fear Transmission
30:05​ Innate Aversions
31:14​ Category Jamming
35:04​ Patient SM, Non-Functioning Amygdalae
36:44​ Suffocation
37:54​ Midbrain, Brain Stem